New Issue: RCM releases fourth catalogue of 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint continues its celebration of “distinctly Canadian stories” this month with the launch of its fourth numismatic catalogue of 2017.

The Mint’s latest offering includes a new series of Fine silver coins dedicated to Canada’s highest honours, starting with a tribute to the Sacrifice Medal, which the Mint currently produces at its Ottawa facility for the country’s Armed Forces. Featuring the well-known Vimy Memorial figure of Canada mourning her fallen sons, this coin is enhanced with the red, black and white colour scheme of the Sacrifice Medal’s ribbon.

The Mint is also offering new collectibles celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary. Among these is an ultra-high relief 10-ounce Fine silver coin recreating the ornate design of the 1867 Confederation Medal, with an obverse that combines the effigies of Queen Victoria as well as Queen Elizabeth II. This is the first in a three-coin series featuring classic allegorical designs.

A more modern tribute to Canada 150 is found in the 2017 $5 Fine silver coin, “Proudly Canadian,” whose Tony Bianco design captures the spectacle and excitement of the traditional Canada Day fireworks display. A coloured Canadian flag surrounded by a flourish of exploding fireworks also lights up at night thanks to the addition of glow-in-the-dark technology.

This ultra-high relief 10-ounce Fine silver coin recreates the design of the 1867 Confederation Medal.

The Mint is also offering the 2017 My Canada, My Inspiration Special Wrap Roll Collection featuring coin rolls of all five 2017 commemorative denominations issued in celebration of Canada 150.

Other $10 Fine silver coins offered in the April 2017 catalogue include:

  • a 2017 $10 Fine silver coin, “Celebrating Canada’s 150th: Wild Swift Fox and Pups,” featuring the photography of Saskatchewan’s John E. Marriott;
  • a 2017 $10 Fine silver coin, “Spring Sightings,” featuring Silvia Pecota’s coloured design of deer foraging though a forest in early spring; and.
  • a 2017 $10 Fine silver coin, “Birds Among Nature’s Colours: Northern Flicker,” designed by Jean-Charles Daumas.

This $5 Fine silver coin, ‘Proudly Canadian,’ was also released as part of the Mint’s April catalogue.

The remaining coins in the Mint’s latest catalogue include:

  • a 2017 $15 Fine silver coin, “Celebration of Spring: Lilac Blossoms,” which is colourfully designed by artist Jan Poynter;
  • a 2017 $15 Fine silver coin, “Great Canadian Outdoors: Sunset Canoeing,” which is designed by Joel Kimmel with a glow-in-the-dark effect;
  • a 2017 $20 Fine silver coin, “Pearl Flowers,” featuring genuine mother-of-pearl embellishments on a design of pearl yarrow flowers by artist Margaret Best;
  • a 2017 $20 Fine silver coin, “Star Trek: The Borg,” celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation;
  • a $30 Fine silver coin, “Animals in the Moonlight: Lynx,” featuring glow-in-the-dark technology enhancing a colour design by Curtis Atwater;
  • a 2017 $30 Fine silver coin, “Star Trek: Five Captains,” celebrating all five captains of the entire Star Trek franchise on an imposing coloured two-ounce coin, whose glow-in-the- dark enhancement revels the U.S.S. Enterprise and the iconic Delta Shield insignia;
  • a 2017 $50 Fine silver coin, “Maple Leaves in Motion,” a five-ounce convex coin featuring the work of artist Lisa Thomson-Khan;
  • new half-kilo pure gold and Fine silver 2017-dated coins also celebrating the elk, designed by artist Pierre Leduc;
  • a 2017 $100 Fine silver coin, “Sculpture of Majestic Canadian Animals: Elk,” featuring a gold-plated three-dimensional embellishment by Canadian big game sculptor Karl Lansing;
  • a double crystal-enhanced 2017 $3 Fine silver coin from the Zodiac Series for month of May (Taurus), designed by Pandora Young; and
  • a 2017 Fine silver coin, “Big Coin Series: Alex Colville Designs (5-Cent),” which is crafted of five ounces of selectively gold-plated silver.

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